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for president in 2015 that was involved in benghazi? hillary clinton or joe biden maybe biden has stock in paramount. it's always chancy when you're in hollywood to make a movie in a run up to an election. you probably remember during the last election the of about "zero dark thirty" that was a movie about taking out bin laden. the producers that make the movie, because the buzz was that is going to become this is going to be kind of an obama commercial for reelection. than the producers were so concerned about that and they were so concerned about the negative impact on the film but they went around washington in the with congressional leaders and think tanks. i spent about two hours 20 running for now this is not a pro-obama movie. and in the end of out of postponing the release of the film until after the election so wouldn't get all tight in the election. it's always chancy from a film maker standpoint is do you really want to jump in politics when you try to make a film which tells the ground truth? there's a couple of options. you can go to the "zero dark thirty" read and should w
the clinton administration and congress last raised the gas tax. that was 21 years ago when gasoline was $1.08 and i wonder if barack had even met michelle and there it remained for 21 years. due to inflation and fuel economy increases, the average cost per mile that the american motorist pays to the federal government for transportation has been cut in half. i went on the budget and the ways and means committee the last eight years in order to deal with this issue, but frankly i'm tired of waiting. i introduced a gas tax increase phased in over three years to fully fund a six-year re-authorization. was pleased to be joined by friends during my bill introduction by the u.s. chamber, the afl-cio, truckers and a.a.a., transit, local government, environmentalists, road builders. i find it hard to say people will say this will be a heavy lift because there's little support for it. when chairman camp offered $150 billion last week in his tax reform bill, what president obama suggested $300 billion, where was their broad base of support? maybe that's why both proposals were called dead on arrival
-year itch. i was there in 1998 and bill clinton defied the odds. these campaigns are going to be very competitive, tough, but at the end of the day i still believe the democrats will retain control of the senate. unfortunately, from a mathematical point of you what you did not make him in college, let me just say, it's tough to take back the house given the gerrymandered nature of the district. democrats have over 1 million more votes and republicans in 2012 and yet we only captured 47% of the seats. we have an opportunity to take back some of the gubernatorial seats. while two-thirds of the american people did not bother to vote in 2010 which is why the tea party took over, i think 2014 will be a year where you see a resurgence of democratic voters going back to the polls to vote. >> ralph, your take on this? since you mentioned the tea party, we have primaries in texas today and tea party candidates is not looking very good. >> right. first of all let me say to those of you are here for the policy conference, thank you for all that you and aipac do every day. i've been working -- [a
for president clinton. i kind of thought that was a sham. but that didn't compare to what happened today. the vote on debo adegbile to be assistant attorney general for civil rights sent a strong message. here's the message we sent tod today. you young people, listen you. -- you young people, listen up. if you are a young white person and you go to work for a law firm. you're a lawyer, sworn in to the ball, you go to work for a law firm. you're a white person. and that law firm defends you to a pro bono case to defend someone who killed eight people in cold blood and they assign you to defend that person. my advice from this, what happened today, is you should do that. it's part of your legal obligation, part of your profession. because if you do that, who knows, you might wind up to be the chief justice of the united states supreme court. however, if you are a young black person and you go to work for the naacp legal defense fund and they assign you under your obligations as an attorney, in keeping with your oath of office, they assign you to appeal a case of someone who committed a hei
were constantly not only fighting bill clinton, the president at that time, but fight against some of the things our old leadership was doing because we didn't come back to be just a mindless lemon for the elephant over the donkey, but came back with value, and that was to get our government spending down to live within our means, to get fair taxes that don't ruin people's businesses and their lives, and we believe the things the republican party had been saying. that was our big crime, but they called us a big boy republican, and now to be referred to as a tea party patriot makes my life easier. didn't like the bad boy republican thing, but i just want you to know what brought me back because i left for 12 years, and when i left, having set term limits, i never thought i would come back to congress again, because when i left, we had actually balanced the budget for the first time in 40 # years. in 1998, we balanced the budget. 1999, we blnsed the budget, and in 2000, not only was it balanced, but had a 240 billion some surplus. the frl budget was 1.7 trillion. i fast forward, i'm
% that hillary clinton will be the runner. is this a foregone conclusion about hillary clinton? thesecuracy forecasting things is wrong, how does this shape up on the democratic side? you mentioned the chance of immigration reform in lame deck. -- in lame duck. what do you think? >> i would defer to charlie and is worth knowing that both of us do not get paid by the word. we get paid nothing. >> not here anyway. this is the believe in free speech, how would you like to give one? [laughter] >> i will defer to charlie on that. ithink i share his view that is not a sentient that she will run. she willnot a cinch run. i have heard you say that. >> if this is a political decision, she is running. take it to the bank. i would argue that a lot of bush things like the jeb example are personal decisions as well as political. there is a 30% chance or so she does not run. is logic is, right now, she 66 years old, she will turn 67 later this year in october. 68 inll be 67 going on 2015. she will be 69 two weeks before the election in 2016. can you get elected at 69? of course you can, that was the same
to do with it. she was ambassador to the united nations. and secretary clinton was, quote, exhausted i believe was the rationale given why she wasn't on every sunday morning show. so the fact is that we knew at the time -- susan rice said -- and this is what it really was all about. it was all about a president deption campaign -- presidential campaign and the narrative that bin laden is dead, al qaeda is on the run. because then susan rice, in response to bob schieffer, said, "president obama said when he was running for president that he would refocus our efforts and attentions on al qaeda." and then she said, get this, "we've decimated al qaeda. bin laden is gone. he also said we would end the war in iraq responsibly. we've done that. close quote. is there anybody here who thinks that the war in iraq has been ended responsibly? "he has protected civilians in libya and qadhafi is gone." so, obviously, we have not decimated al qaeda. al qaeda is not on the run. in fact, al qaeda is increasing everywhere across the middle east and north africa. and anybody who believes that when the bl
in president clinton's executive order 12866 and president obama's executive order 13563. section 8 closes the blatant often exploited loophole inconsistent with legislative intent and spirit of the law, again, i think this legislation is doing exactly what the congress should be doing and that is sticking with legislative intent and making sure that we are looking after the fact that the laws we pass are adhered to. since title 2 of umra says that agencies must develop a written statement describing the effects of their regulations on state, local and tribal governments as well as the private sector unless otherwise prohibited by law. some agencies have concluded that general statutory language, limiting the consideration of economic costs and setting regulation, prohibits them from preparing a written statement evaluating the noncost element. recertificating legislative intent, this section of my bill prevents this loophole from being exploited for purposes of ignoring umra requirements by clarifying that agencies must conduct umra analyses unless a law expressly prohibits them from doin
11 of us constantly having to not only fight bill clinton was the president but fight against some of the things that our leaders were doing. we did not come back to be some mind the slumming. we actually came back with values, to get government spending down, live within our means committee of fair taxes that don't ruin businesses. and we actually believe the things that the republican party had been singing. they call this the bad boy republicans. now to be for two as the tea party patriot it makes my wife a lot easier. she did not like the bad boy republican thing. amelie to know what brought me back. i left for 12 years. when i left i never thought i would come back to congress again. when i left the in actually balance the budget for the first time in 40 years. not only do they balance the budget billion at june june $47 billion surplus. when i fast forward, and none of it for 12 years. i see what happens in 2010, glorious patriots standing up and fighting in against the most tyrannical president of we ever had in the history of america. and my juices start flowing. d'agata en
with me. host: you became the ins commissioner during the clinton administration? guest: yes. fw librarian tweets in -- what would be the policy implications of that? i think that is not going to happen. congress will not do that. a durable system for a long time. if people are here illegally for , they are eligible to apply for citizenship as long as they have not violated any laws, have learned to speak english, and are familiar with the civics and system of government of our country. that is a system that has proved very, very effective. people whoe putting are here as noncitizens into a legal framework where they can do that. right now, we have a very large population that is prevented from doing that. yes, they have violated the law. yes, they should be accountable for that. but at the end of the day, it is unrealistic to imagine that we can remove them all from the country and a large share of them are contributing to our economy, to our communities in positive ways. of thelizabeth grieco census bureau, from all of the stats you have gathered here, what are the trends going forward?
by president clinton and became law, enacted 20 years ago. one thing i want to do is to encourage everybody in the future who is working on the future and it is important include all sales in background checks and you heard the reason why, seven examples. i want to encourage everybody that just because there is public outcry doesn't mean we will get a bill passed. it takes work and it takes time and it takes persistence and with that we will win again. i have no doubt whatsoever. i want to come over here, the day it passes. i promise and won't leave until then. [applause] >> and jim wanted me to show a big hello, sorry we couldn't be here today. it is a little hard for him to travel any more. for those who helped us, thank you so very much. for those on the brady staff, the president and everybody else, i see they have the same enthusiasm and zweibel finish the job. [applause] >> the success you achieved, reminders, and continuing that legacy. and our pursuit of this change. those charged with the protection and safety in communities, no support is more important for extended background che
. umra suzz was a good bill but over time such -- some shortcomings became apparent such as the clinton and late ore ba ma administrations had -- have written executived orers to fix the loopholes within it. as many of my colleagues can confirm it takes a lot of creativity and hard work to pass legislation as a member of a minority party. when democrats gained control of congress back in 2007 i sat down with my staff to think about legislative ideas that could gain sufficient bipartisan support to clear a democrat congress. this bill is the result of those efforts. h.r. 899 has bipartisan d.n.a. it codifies those administrative fixes championed by presidents clinton and obama and promotes good government accountability and transparentcy. as a testimony to this fact, the bill is co-sponsored by three of my democrat colleagues here in the house, representatives mike mcintyre, collin peterson and loretta sanchez. i owe them a debt of gratitude for their efforts in promoting this commonsense bill. 'm especially grateful for representative james lankford a republican co-sponsor of this bill,
remains extremely important. i think i secretary clinton, secretary kerry, the president of the training has had on so many occasions that this will not in military. there ought to be some way for reconciliation to be possible. the second principle as well, which is i always felt in the time i had this responsibility, and this kind of diplomacy has got to be backed by force. it isn't necessarily backed by american force but this, idea if you're in gave of reconciliation is another reason to be in favor of a sign to be bsa. another favor for american forces and international forces and it's a very important reason to be in favor of continued support for afghan national security forces it seems to me that taliban is watching very carefully how we work our way through these next few months to decide whether be any pressure on them to make this step toward reconciliation so the effect of the military effort, international and afghan, still is really important third point seems to me on reconciliation as you look back and circling makes you think about it very carefully and watching the film
that the president and the then secretary of state hillary clinton would stand in front of all of us as citizens and blatantly lie to us about what happened in benghazi and now, we look at hillary clinton as most likely the 2016 democrat candidate for president and who in later testimony came out and said, what difference does it make that four americans are dead. i would like to ask you, from your perspective, what difference does that make to us? >> you know, like i said, it makes a huge difference to us because we don't want more dead americans and more widows in the future and the fact that your, protecting your personal politics is more important than getting to ground truth, so we can make sure we do things right in the future, to me that is the ultimate act of despickability. look, you don't like president bush. fine, i get that. i can tell you every, within a month of 9/11, i can tell you every single thing president bush did every moment of the day of 9/11. i still can't tell you what president obama did on his day of 9/11. i can tell you this he has not learned his lesson. just yesterd
on february 3, 2000, by vice president joe biden. in 1997, mr. holder was named by president clinton to be the deputy attorney general. prior to that he served as u.s. attorney for the district of colombia. in 1988, mr. holder was nominated by president reagan to become an associate judge for the supreme court of the district of columbia. prior to becoming attorney general, mr. holder was a litigation partner in washington. it truly in need is a pleasure imposed up here to address is here again today, general. [applause] >> well, good morning. hello? good morning and thank you for those kind words. we're going high-tech issue. i use the command have my speech but i want to thank you for your dedicated service over a good number of years. we're all wondering what's next. were just talking about that as we're walking through, but thank you for great leadership in wisconsin and your great leadership for this organization. it's a privilege to take part in this important meeting. i'd like to thank naag's leadership team and professional staff for bringing us together this week and invitin
diplomatic troubleshooter in the u.s. government. he was the clinton and george w. bush administration's special envoy for afghanistan, kosovo, bosnia, haiti, and somalia. all the global garden spots, he hit them all. he, his work has involved him intimately in the withdrawal of u.s. forces from somalia. the american-led multilateral intervention in haiti, stabilization and reconstruction of bosnia and the nato intervention in kosovo. he is truly "a man for all seasons" and is a good friend. after september 11th, 2001, ambassador dobbins was appointed as the bush administration's representative to the afghan opposition with the task of putting together a broadly-based successor to the ousted taliban regime. he represented the united states at the bonn conference that established a new afghan government an on december 16th, 2001, he raised the flag over the newly reopened u.s. embassy in kabul. i can't think of a better person to be entrusted with guiding u.s. policy through the challenges and opportunities of the political inand security transition in in afghanistan. ambassador dobbins
. the problem is other administrations including the bush administration and the clinton administration did not include turn backs at the border as a part of their deportation numbers. so to say that you're setting records when comparing oranges and oranges is simply not accurate. if you look at interior deportations, they are down 40% since 2009. the you agree with that, generally speaking? you may need to check that i realize, but i look at the figures and they are down 40%. so for this administration to say it's breaking records and removing individuals, is simply not accurate. if you any comment on that you're welcome to make it. >> i would have to look at the numbers myself. my understanding, which could be wrong, is that consistent with prior administrations we have be ported the overall numbers, but that with respect to the last report, we broke out within that overall number the number of those who were border arrests. >> again, the problem with this administration is that there including the turn backs and the removals by the border patrol at the border, and previous administration
president george h. w. bush, former president clinton, former president carter. it was a terrific event that the president enjoyed very much. he spoke at that event. as you know, the president was joined other force one. the president very much enjoyed being able to see some of the art that president bush has worked on. [inaudible question] >> the full exhibit -- >> mercy of. [laughter] >> to see at all desire it to be fully on display. >> well, i don't have any travel announcements to make, but i am a layperson, not an art expert. i'm pretty impressed by the president's work. i think it is fascinating. if there is, i did not know that he was making in exhibit out of the library had a value and interest of is in the library. >> given the national outcry from business leaders, mitt romney, newt gingrich, and the president's window of opportunity to make a statement by extending the executive order >> i don't have any update on that matter. we, of course, hope very much that further action will be taken in congress on the employment nondiscrimination act , an act -- a bill that it became
to years later. it was signed by president clinton and became law 20 years ago. i want to encourage everybody in the future that is working on this important issue, and it is important to include all sales in the background checks and you have just heard the reasons by, several examples of the internet and gun shows. i want to encourage everybody that just because there is public outcry doesn't mean we will get the bill passed. it takes work, time, and it takes persistance and we will will again. it will be a proud day. and i am going to come back the day it passes and i promise i will not leave until then. [ applause ] >> and jim wanted me to give everybody a big hello. he is sorry he could not be here. but it is hard for him to travel anymore. for those of you who helped us, thank you so very much. for those of you on the brady staff, dan, president and everybody else working on it, i see they have got the same excitement so we are going to win and we are going to finish the job. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, sarah. one of the more inspiring things, in addition to the succ
. then we had to re-pass it again three years later. then it was signed by president clinton and became law. enacted 20 years ago. the one thing i want to do is encourage everybody in the future that is working on this important issue -- it is important. to include all sales and background checks. you have just heard the reason why. several examples of it -- the internet and gun shows. i want to encourage everybody that just because there's a public outcry does not mean that we are going to get a bill passed. it takes work and it takes time. it takes persistence. with that, we will win again. i have no doubt whatsoever. it will be a proud day and i want come back over here the day passes. i promise i will not leave until then. [applause] jim wanted me to give everybody a big hello. he is sorry he could not be here today. it is a little hard for him to travel anymore. for those of you who helped us, thank you so very much. for those of you on the brady staff, the president and everybody else who is working on it now, i see they have got -- we're going to win and finish the job. thank you. [a
constantly having to fight bill clinton, and fight against some of the things our leadership was doing. we did not come back to be a a minor elephant over the donkey. we came back with bellies. to bring government spending don't. to live within our means. we actually believed the things that the republican party stood for. that was our egg crime. a call this the bad boy republicans. now, to be referred to as a tea party patriot makes my life a lot easier. my wife did not like the bad boy republican thing. i want you to know what brought me back good i left for 12 years. i kept my term limit pledge. i never thought i would come back again. we had balanced the budget for the first time in 40 years. in 1998 we balance the budget. in 2000, we have a $247 billion surplus. i see what happened 2010, with two or is patriots standing up and fighting against the most radical president that we have ever had in the history of america. my juices just aren't flowing. i get energized. these patriots were on the mark. in 2012, i decided to come back and run again. i believe, with all my heart, that this m
years reaching out to vladimir putin, it was called the reset policy started by hillary clinton. about two years ago that policy ended. so the reset has been over to. it's well over, everybody knows that, both sides know that. so this is not the end of the u.s./russia reset. this is, like, the middle of the next phase already. so we should be clear about that. as for whether or not obama's weakness emboldens those around the world, that's not 100% fair. my take on it is this: the obama administration always had a broad vision and an ideology that included bringing the u.s. out of the position of active control of all of the world's conflicts, right? they don't believe that america has the preeminent role to play in every situation in the world. they do believe america should be the world's leader, and it's a distinction, but it's an important one. so you can look at that and say that that has left a vacuum for other powers to fill and that, i think, is fair, but weakness is sort of pejorative, and it doesn't really reflect the thoughtfulness that actually goes into the obama administra
remains extremely important. i think as secretary clinton, secretary kerry and the president of the united states has seven so many locations that this war is an going to end militarily and there's political into this conflict. there ought to be some way to see if reconciliation is possible. but there is a second principle as well which is i always felt in the time that i had this responsibility this kind of diplomacy ought to be backed by force and it doesn't necessarily have to be backed by american force that this idea is if you're in favor of reconciliation is another reason to be in favor of the bsa and another reason to be in favor of american and international forces in afghanistan on january 1, 2015 and it's a very important reason to be in favor of continued support for the afghan national security forces. it seems to me the taliban is watching very carefully how we work our way through these next few months to decide whether there will be any pressure on them to make this step towards reconciliation. so the effective military efforn is still really important. the third seems to
of nuclear energy and all of my constituents and the hardworking taxpayers of clinton and central illinois. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. garamendi: mr. speaker, thank you very much for this opportunity to delve into what is a major piece of our work here in washington, and that is the budget. and the appropriation process. today's one of those very, very important days in the process of government. today the president delivered to congress his proposed budget . it's required by the constitution. george washington did it and every president since that time has done it every year. and today we have president obama's budget before us. and i want to spend a few moments on that budget, together with my friend from new york, mr. paul tonko, in our east-west show. we have california and new york here. i'd like to start off by kind of framing my own work and how i rea
of decisions we made today and knowing i think hillary clinton as she runs isn't going to be on defense i'm looking forward to a fairly robust presidential race itch i hope will reallocate the need for that international affairs. we know there are competing elements in both political parties but don't want to hear that and they do want to do nationbuilding at home and i understand that argument that i think we need a rebalancing on that one as well. in summary, president obama has a better foreign-policy than he himself acknowledges, and he should actually based the ukraine policy on the need to prove that america is re- engaging because the state skier i think are simply too high, and the risk of making the wrong decision to hire to use ukraine as a litmus test for leadership to fix serious policy and then he made ukraine on its own merits. point number two and this is intended as an attempt to get at the worldview of vladimir putin and it's been haunting me the last couple days so i'm going to burden you with my view what is the analogy for putin? in american foreign policy to what he's
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